Last updated: 06/13/2022
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Requirements for Travel to the United States
For information on COVID-19-related travel requirements for non-U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, please see our information for non-immigrant travelers.
*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
- There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan and COVID-19 infections are present in all regions of Uzbekistan.
- The number of current COVID-19 cases in Uzbekistan peaked in late January 2022 following detection of the Omicron strain. Case numbers have since receded below the the pre-Omicron baseline.
- Uzbekistan dropped its mandatory mask requirement in public places on March 1, 2022. Masking is still recommended in various public places, including public transportation, shopping centers, schools, and other crowded areas.
- Effective June 10, 2022, COVID-19 test results or proof of vaccination are no longer required for entry into Uzbekistan. Please see the Entry and Exit Requirements section below for more information.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Uzbekistan? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- COVID-19 PCR tests are available at clinics and medical facilities throughout Uzbekistan. The cost of testing is typically between 200,000 and 350,000 Uzbekistani Soum ($20-$35 USD), and is paid by the patient prior to testing. U.S. citizens should inquire with the local government (Mahalla) or hotel for the nearest clinic. The following link includes a list of known clinics in Tashkent that provide PCR tests: https://uz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-testing-facilities/
- Test results are generally returned via the messaging app Telegram, or through clinic-specific patient portals.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Uzbekistan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Uzbekistan for U. S. citizens to receive? Yes.
- Which vaccines are available in Uzbekistan? Vaxzevria (also known as Astra Zeneca), Uzbek-Chinese vaccine ZF-UZ-VAC2001, Sputnik, Moderna, Pfizer
- Covid-19 vaccines are available at various polyclinics through the country, and some vaccine clinics are located in grocery stores and bazaars. Vaccination is available for everyone in country.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Uzbekistan but usually need a visa. Please see the Country Specific Information on travel.state.gov for more details.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
- Effective June 10, 2022, COVID testing or proof of vaccination are no longer required to enter Uzbekistan at any air, rail or land entry point.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Arriving travelers must complete a health screening form upon arrival.
- Travelers may be screened for fever or other visible COVID-19 symptoms on arrival. Travelers displaying COVID-19 symptoms on arrival may need to take a rapid screening test at the port of entry at their own expense.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- Travelers displaying COVID-19 symptoms on arrival may need to take a rapid screening test at the port of entry and if positive, may need to quarantine.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- Fines may be imposed for quarantine violations.
- American Citizen Services are currently being offered. Please contact ACSTashkent@state.gov.
- IV and NIV services are currently being offered but not at pre-pandemic levels. Please contact TashkentIV@state.gov or (for NIV) ConsularTashkent@state.gov.
- 103 is the number to call an ambulance from a phone in Uzbekistan.
- 1003 is the hotline for medical questions related to COVID-19, with information provided in Russian and Uzbek only.
- The Government of Uzbekistan has also established an official Telegram channel for information on COVID-19 related measures. The channel can be found at https://t.me/koronavirusinfouz. Please note that downloading the Telegram messaging application is necessary.
- Should any official Uzbek government online resources become available to the general public, this section will be updated.
- Other links:
- You can find more information on the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html
- CDC page on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Uzbekistan.html